Happy Boxing Day! While Charles Dickens first used the term in The Pickwick Papers, the OED lists its first mention[…]Read more
Tradition is the means by which the vitality of the past enriches the life of the present. T. S. Eliot
Traditions are important, especially during the holidays. However we may celebrate, family traditions give us a sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves.
Marni Graff: I’m excited to bring this exclusive interview with Elly Griffiths to Miss Demeanors’ readers. Elly’s body of work won her[…]Read more
One of the first things impressed upon new authors is the importance of connecting with readers. If no one knows your book exists, they won’t read it. If they don’t read it, they can’t love it and recommend it to others. Today I’m highlighting Readerly Books, a resource for writers launched by historian turned librarian, reviewer, and book coach Robin Henry.Read more
If your story includes a criminal prosecution, here is information you might find useful. Investigation Long before a case goes[…]Read more
“Everybody in St. Mary Mead knew Miss Marple; fluffy and dithery in appearance, but inwardly as sharp and as shrewd[…]Read more
C. Michele Dorsey loves her new gig as Writer in Residence at Jules beach Stationers in TruroRead more
Right now, I’m soaking in the sights and sounds and tastes of the United Kingdom. Traveling outside my day-to-day routine means more chances to observe and to be inspired.
With that on my mind, here are a few tips to travel like a writer.Read more
I’ve been thinking about EASTER EGGS recently–and not the kind hidden by the Easter bunny. In fiction, Easter eggs are cultural, literary, or personal references embedded in the text that only a few readers will understand–little gifts for those who find them.Read more
Read about it in the newspapers or see it on TV news and a few weeks later you’re watching a[…]Read more